by Claire Pomeroy
The children were very insightful about how to deal with this form of bullying: take away the bully’s power by embracing the joke and playing it off as no big deal, talking with friends, and seeking advice from an adult. After a good discussion, we watched the movie “Bullies are a Pain in the Brain!” to see these solutions in action. Finally, we wrapped up the evening by creating caring chains - each child created a paper caring chain made up of kind things they could say to each other to remind us all to be more caring. If the other Junior League volunteers and the foster children felt the same way I did upon leaving Monday’s session, I think we now have that many more people MPower(ed) to confront bullying head on!